caged silkie...inside or out for the night?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by clucky2, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. clucky2

    clucky2 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm putting my silkie in a cage to break her broodiness. The weather forcast is calling for quite a drop in temp. tonight. Low 30's. We've been in the hi 40's. I can put her in the shed, but concerned she won't have other chicken bodies to help keep her warmer. If I bring her in the house, I don't want her to be in cold shock when she returns to the coop in 5 days. Thoughts?!!.....Is this just apples and oranges? I'm leaning toward the shed with a blanket over it her cage.
     
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  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I'd do shed/garage with blanket as the blanket should keep out draft and keep her body warmth closer.
     
  3. clucky2

    clucky2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, thanks for the support. That's what I'll do. Do you raise silkies? Do you have any tips for me on breaking broody silkies? I'm caging her for 5 days on a wire floor, and keeping her in the light.
     
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